Residents displaced after fire heavily damages home

The fire was quickly extinguished by five neighboring fire districts

On Oct. 9 at approximately 3:04 a.m., Gloucester Township Police Officers responded to 1012 Oakwood Ave. in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township for a report of a house fire. Responding officers found the front of the residence fully engulfed with flames emanating from the front and side windows. Offices ensured the residence and neighboring homes were safely evacuated.

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Fire departments from Blackwood, Chews Landing, Blenheim, Erial and Deptford responded and were quickly able to extinguish the fire. Four residents were home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries. The Blackwood Fire Department Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Preliminarily results believe it is non suspicious.

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